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by psklenar
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows OEM problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3028

... Perhaps I could use my copy of XP retail with a new board, call MS as psklenar suggested and explain the situation. Even better would be to somehow get the OEM disc to at least begin the setup of Windows, then call MS when I reach the activation portion and explain that I have no key with the O...
by psklenar
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows OEM problem
Replies: 13
Views: 3028

You can upgrade components later with an OEM disc. You might have to talk to Microsoft. "The mobo died, I replaced it". No big deal. Agreed. I've done this twice ...once for my sister & brother-in-law's machine, and once for my parent's machine. You get a notice that "Activation" failed, please cal...
by psklenar
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 124185

I purchased one of these after alot of thought. I needed a dual slot and lightweight solution and this seem to fit the bill. The money I've spent on this cooler however, costed as much as the HR 03 GT after all the additional ram sinks were added in. ... What did you need additional RAM sinks for? ...
by psklenar
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 124185

Has anyone put an S1 on one of the newer Diamond HD3870's with the heatpipe based sinks? ... I've now done this. The RAM chips are connected to the main heatsink via long, non adhesive thermal pads. Luckily the S1rev2 comes with eight RAM heat sinks and they fit just fine. As for a summary of what ...
by psklenar
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you & how did you get your forum name?
Replies: 37
Views: 9070

Was assigned to me when I dialed and called into my first ever BBS in 1979 via an Atari 400 and a 110 baud acoustic coupler. First initial, last name. I've just used it ever since. <shrug>

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by psklenar
Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 124185

Has anyone put an S1 on one of the newer Diamond HD3870's with the heatpipe based sinks? According to the Arctic Cooling site, the S1 should fit on an HD3870 w/o problem, but "you are supposed to leave the stock memory chip coolers in place". Well, I found this review on Nordic Hardware that has a p...
by psklenar
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ok ... just how the heck do I mount a Ninja?
Replies: 13
Views: 4402

<Rimshot please>
by psklenar
Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is an Antec Sonata III suitable for this[?]
Replies: 13
Views: 9925

wayner , I just finished building a new system in a Sonata III case Asus Maximus Extreme Intel C2D E3800 Ninja Rev B ATI 3870 SATA DVD Burner 2 x SATA HD's (WD GP drives, 750GB each in RAID1) I replaced the stock EW500 power supply with a 625w Modu82+ (for a) headroom when I add a 2nd video card, b...
by psklenar
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ok ... just how the heck do I mount a Ninja?
Replies: 13
Views: 4402

Agreed, it looks weird. But ... I ran Prime95 for around 8 hours yesterday with nary a problem. <shrug>

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by psklenar
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Scythe Ninja and X38
Replies: 3
Views: 1957

Looking at the Asus web site, the Formula looks pretty darn near identical to the Extreme in and around the CPU socket area. I just finished building a new system and the Ninja fit like a charm. Clicking on the following images will open up larger versions(800x600): http://www.sklenar.info/images/te...
by psklenar
Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ok ... just how the heck do I mount a Ninja?
Replies: 13
Views: 4402

Longbow , I think I like it. I can't recall compare anything because this is a new build from the ground up, so the system's never run with anything other than the Ninja with the TR Bolt-thru kit. I've run the Prime95 tool in "torture test" mode and have been seeing the following high temps CoreTem...
by psklenar
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Serious Sam: Peak of the FPS?
Replies: 19
Views: 5113

JazzJackRabbit wrote:... What would be really funny is if Duke Nukem Forever came out and they put couple of jokes on Crysis/Doom/Serious Sam. One can only dream...
hehe ... yeah, I suspect the only place those of use not in the coding room will ever see DUke Nukem Forever will be in our dreams. :lol:

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by psklenar
Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Serious Sam: Peak of the FPS?
Replies: 19
Views: 5113

Perhaps you'd enjoy a co-op RTS? What about CoD, BF, AA? The CoD series & AA (when I last look) allow team play against other teams, not as a human team against a computer team. BF does allow sort of human vs machine team play ... but it's not mission oriented like the Serious Sam , Delta Force and...
by psklenar
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Serious Sam: Peak of the FPS?
Replies: 19
Views: 5113

thejamppa , You're dead on the money ... Co-op team play is the best. I have a group of friends with whom I get together with every other month or so for a small LAN party (4 to 6 of us). We do play some deathmatch, but we all strongly prefer to play co-op as a team vs the computer. Something we st...
by psklenar
Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ok ... just how the heck do I mount a Ninja?
Replies: 13
Views: 4402

Thank you all !! I picked up a long (10-12"?), thin phillips head screwdriver at Sears on the way home. Also picked up a pair of 11" long needle nose pliers with a 45 degree bent tip and a screwdriver magnetizer/demagnetizer. Using these tools, I was able to bolt the Ninja onto my motherboard while...
by psklenar
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ok ... just how the heck do I mount a Ninja?
Replies: 13
Views: 4402

hehe ... no worries about the Antec PSU going boom in this box for me ... I bought a Modu82+ for the case and realized that trying to screw the mobo in, let alone trying to mount the Ninja that it would just be in the way. I'm pretty sure I could carefully navigate it in & out past the Ninja (by rem...
by psklenar
Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ok ... just how the heck do I mount a Ninja?
Replies: 13
Views: 4402

Thank you all for the quick replies. I'll stop at the hardware shop on the way home from work this evening and pick up a long, preferabbly magnatized screwdriver. I think I'll also look to see if I can find any bent tip needle nose pliers & try using those to position the bolts before I pull the mot...
by psklenar
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ok ... just how the heck do I mount a Ninja?
Replies: 13
Views: 4402

Ok ... just how the heck do I mount a Ninja?

I've got the Thermalright bolt-thru kit. Do I have to Bolt the Ninja to it outside the case and then carefully wedge it in? I'm not sure I can do that without damaging something. Or can I mount the bolt-thru to the back of the mobo, mount the mobo and then mount the Ninja? If the latter option *IS* ...
by psklenar
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: All Pro82+ Modu82+ are in stock at Newegg
Replies: 15
Views: 5203

However, I cant see why people would want anymore than 3 SATA connectors. 1 HDD + 1 optical drive + what? Extra HDD? Personally? the new system I'm assembling this week will have two SATA HD's in RAID1 and one SATA optical drive. I'm debating over possibly adding a second, read only, optical drive ...
by psklenar
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ Power Supply Giveaway Draw
Replies: 11
Views: 32113

rats. Are you sure you got the right names? :wink:

My most sincere, and jealous, congratulations to mx-5 and Hardrain. :D

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by psklenar
Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Any good keyboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 9097

Plekto,

Well, you mentioned Cherry ... and "Cherry MX gold cross point" switches with a 50 million cycle rating are what are in my Deck's. :) The individually LED lit keys are much easier on the eyes than the single EL sheet underneath some other backlit keyboards.

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by psklenar
Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Any good keyboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 9097

I started working/playing with computers back in the late 70s, I prefer the old school mechanical switch keyboards (similar to the old IBM monsters). I also like to work in dimly lite rooms, so the best I have found is the Deck Keyboards . Not cheap, but the feel great and look good. I have two, one...
by psklenar
Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Request for heatsink recommendation - new build
Replies: 29
Views: 7301

oxygen200000,

Thank you! Kit ordered. I have my NewEgg package (delivered Friday). My CPU is on schedule for delivery Tuesday. Once this arrives, I should be ready to put it all together. <fingers crossed>

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by psklenar
Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Request for heatsink recommendation - new build
Replies: 29
Views: 7301

I second the Ninja with bolt thru kit option. You can get the bolt-thru kit from sidewinder (Thermlaright's not so official byt official accesories store) or get screws and nuts from your local store. Just make sure you have some long skinny screw drivers. .... Is this (SidewinderComputers) the bol...
by psklenar
Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Request for heatsink recommendation - new build
Replies: 29
Views: 7301

Thank you very much oxygen200000. I've pretty much decided on the full size Ninja.

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by psklenar
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ATI HD3850 & HD3870: Improved Acoustics & Power Effi
Replies: 35
Views: 24592

Please forgive this likely dumb question, but ... My understanding is that there are no issues or concerns with running a single ATI or NVIDIA card under any chipset. In other words, an NVIDIA card can run without issue under an NVIDIA 680/750/780 chipset and under a P35/X38 chipset just fine. And v...
by psklenar
Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Request for heatsink recommendation - new build
Replies: 29
Views: 7301

dhanson865,

Again, thank you VERY much. Now you've got me "browsing the aisles" over on Jab-tech. Gee, thanks! :P

I should find out tomorrow if I'm getting the E8400 I think I am. If so, I suspect I'll be ordering the majority of the setup after work tomorrow.

Thank you!
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by psklenar
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Request for heatsink recommendation - new build
Replies: 29
Views: 7301

lorn , ah! yes, i used some of that material in my ST62K build to suspend the 2.5" drive. Good stuff, but I'm not sure how reliable it'd be wrapped around heat pipe. I think your idea of using hooks on the end makes excellent sense ... but I'm not sure there'd be enough room for a hook & any length...
by psklenar
Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Request for heatsink recommendation - new build
Replies: 29
Views: 7301

lorn , Thanks for the idea of "suspenders" for the full size Ninja. I'd suspect I need something a bit more substantial than rubber bands ... I would expect them to have issues with the heat. :) But maybe some heat resistant silicon tubing as a sling ... ? dhanson865 , Wow, i go out for a couple of...
by psklenar
Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Request for heatsink recommendation - new build
Replies: 29
Views: 7301

bonestonne , Thanks, but as the others pointed out, the "Mine" wasn't viewed all that highly in reviews I've been able to find. I still wonder if an "IFX-14" would find in the Sonata III case? :twisted: dhanson865 , I don't have the tools to determine an exact dBA I'd like. I do know I'd like to ge...